Sunday, 6 November 2016

Style Me Vintage-Winter Coat Addition

Winter Coat Addition 

I am so happy to find myself actually typing out that it is "coat season". I love coat shopping! There are so many choices. From powder blue to mustard yellow, from leopard print to houndstooth, the possibilities are endless! Below I have included a shopping guide for achieving the winter looks of classic style icons. Along with links leading to where you can purchase similar coats, I have also included a list of places for obtaining similar winter accessories as well. Shall we toast to a stylish winter?

(1.) Audrey Hepburn - This look, stolen from the 1963 thriller "Charade" in which she starred along side Carey Grant. This look worn by Audrey exudes the most subtle dose of glamour while still remaining classy. The vibrant cherry color is also very complimentary to all skin shades and is a great color to channel especially during this time of year! 

Shop the look...

                                  - Red Long Sleeves Women's Chic Ruffle Warm Winter Wool Coat - $56.30 

Etsy- Fuzzy Leopard Turban - $30.00

Macy's - Isotoner Signature SmarTouch Stretch Leather Tech Gloves- $45.00

(2.) Jackie Kennedy - This classy black & white coat channelled by the celebrated style icon and previous first lady offers the perfect amount of sophistication during the winter season. After all, what more timeless colors can be worn together than black & white? 

Shop the look... - Wool Blend Coat in Houndstooth - $109.99 - Echo Design Touch Long Rouched Gloves - $20.19 - Vintage Pillbox Hat 100% Wool - $18.99

(3.) Grace Kelly - Grace's look still maintains her classic sophistication and elegance while incorporating a sense of glamour driven from the fur stole that is draped flawlessly over her shoulders. 

Shop the look... - Woman's Faux Fur Wrap with Lining - $15.99 - 1950's White Knit Gloves - $28.00

Etsy - Handmade Cloche Hat - $62.00

(4.) Brigitte Bardot- Brigitte's elegant fur displays a perfect sense of glamour while offering plenty of softness and density for keeping one warm during the frigid weather brought on by the winter.

Shop the Look... ASOS Jacket in Tipped Faux Fur - $128.00

(5.) Edie Sedgwick - Donning her usual mod makeup and hair, Edie manages to include a sense of glamour to her look while channelling a timeless Faux Fur Leopard Coat, a look sure to keep her warm all winter long!

Shop the look... Kate Fux-Fur Leopard Coat - $229.00

(6.) Elizabeth Taylor - Although her look is somewhat familiar to that of an eskimo, her functional and warm look still offers the perfect amount of her classic elegance while complimenting her beauty.

Shop the Look...

Kohl' Women's Gallery Hooded Faux-Fur Jacket- $149.99

(7.) Marilyn Monroe- This jacket worn by Marilyn is timeless and will go with everything in your wardrobe with it's neutral camel color.

Shop the look... Wool Blend Skater Coat with Raw Edges- $113.00

I hope you have found inspiration for the perfect coat look to make your winter as elegant and warm as possibly!

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~ Erin <3 


Friday, 4 November 2016

Top 10 Twilight Zone Episodes


Top 10 Episodes

This iconic series has been the sole inspiration for many storylines in Horror films throughout history. It has inflicted terror throughout the years while playing on everyone's biggest fears; dolls, dummies, aliens and isolation to name a few.

Below, I have included a list of my top 10 favorite episodes. Please enjoy!

(1.) Living Doll -"Talky Tina, a doll that does everything, a lifelike creation of plastic and springs and painted smile. To Erich Streator, she is the most unwelcome addition to his household—but without her, he'd never enter the Twilight Zone." ~ Rod Serling

In this chilling episode, Erich Streator seems to be the villain as he openly shares his resentment for his step-daughters newest toy. As the show goes on, however, it becomes more and more apparent that  the doll's feelings are mutual towards Erich. What Erich initially regards as a practical joke with a doll being used as a mere puppet, turns into something far more grim and it isn't long before he starts to fear for his life. 

(2.) The Dummy- "You're watching a ventriloquist named Jerry Etherson, a voice-thrower par excellence. His alter ego, sitting atop his lap, is a brash stick of kindling with the sobriquet 'Willy.' In a moment, Mr. Etherson and his knotty-pine partner will be booked in one of the out-of-the-way bistros, that small, dark, intimate place known as the Twilight Zone." ~ Rod Serling

Jerry Etherson and his dummy Willie are a renowned ventriloquist act in New York City. Jerry's publicity agent begins to fear for Jerry's sanity after Jerry confesses to him that his dummy is actually alive and speaks to him. As the show goes on, however, it becomes more and more obvious that there is far more truth to Jerry's words than insanity and we soon join Jerry in a terrifying battle with the living dummy. 

(3.) Nightmare at 20,000 Feet - "Portrait of a frightened man: Mr. Robert Wilson, thirty-seven, husband, father, and salesman on sick leave. Mr. Wilson has just been discharged from a sanitarium where he spent the last six months recovering from a nervous breakdown, the onset of which took place on an evening not dissimilar to this one, on an airliner very much like the one in which Mr. Wilson is about to be flown home—the difference being that, on that evening half a year ago, Mr. Wilson's flight was terminated by the onslaught of his mental breakdown. Tonight, he's traveling all the way to his appointed destination, which, contrary to Mr. Wilson's plan, happens to be in the darkest corner of the Twilight Zone." ~ Rod Serling

The other passengers find his claims to be difficult to believe when Robert Wilson, a distraught man recovering from a nervous breakdown, states that he can see a frightening gremlin on the aircraft in which he is traveling.  Robert becomes frantic when he realizes that the gremlin is on a quest to destroy the aircraft. Despite his attempts to save the lives of the other passengers, everyone else merely sees his mental state as declining more and more by the minute. But, is it really the delusions of a nervous man, or could there be some substance to his chilling claims?  

(4.) The Hitchhiker - "Nan Adams, age twenty-seven. She was driving to California—to Los Angeles. She didn't make it. There was a detour…through The Twilight Zone." ~ Rod Serling

On her way from Manhattan to California, Nan Adams soon finds herself in the midst of a terror-ridden flee from a hitchhiker who begins to appear in odd places at alarmingly fast paces along the road during her drive. It isn't long before Nan begins to fear for her life.

(5.) Twenty Two -  "This is Miss Liz Powell. She's a professional dancer and she's in the hospital as a result of overwork and nervous fatigue. And at this moment we have just finished walking with her in a nightmare. In a moment she'll wake up and we'll remain at her side. The problem here is that both Miss Powell and you will reach a point where it might be difficult to decide which is reality and which is nightmare, a problem uncommon perhaps but rather peculiar to the Twilight Zone." ~ Rod Serling

Liz Powell finds herself facing the same repeated "nightmare", night after night during which she stumbles down to the morgue where she is greeted by a grim looking woman who beckons her with "Room for one more, honey". Despite, Liz's pleas for others to believe her, that these episodes are not just dreams, her claims are met with mere shrugs as all presume her statements to be merely related to her nervous fatigue. As the show goes on, however, it is soon realized that there is far more substance to these so-called "nightmares" than meets the eye. 

(6.) Perchance to Dream 

Edward Hall, a man with a serious heart condition soon finds himself terrified to go to sleep. He enters the room of his psychiatrist stating that he has not slept in ages as he knows that if he does, he will die. Edward claims to be faced with death from the hands of a luring carnival dancer named "Maya", who's sole intent is to kill him. Could these claims of Mr. Hall's be true? Can someone really die at the hands of a villain residing only in a dream?

(7.) The Howling Man - "The prostrate form of Mr. David Ellington, scholar, seeker of truth and, regrettably, finder of truth. A man who will shortly arise from his exhaustion to confront a problem that has tormented mankind since the beginning of time. A man who knocked on a door seeking sanctuary and found, instead, the outer edges of The Twilight Zone." ~ Rod Serling 

While spending the evening at a castle referred to as a "Hermitage", David Ellington is alarmed to find a prisoner being kept, a mere staff holding the prisoner in place. Upon confronting Brother Jerome, who is the head resident of the castle, he is informed that the prisoner is none other than "The Devil". David merely dismisses the whole thing as crazy and can far from grasp that the prisoner could possibly be "The Devil". Veiling himself with innocence, the prisoner endeavors to convince David Ellington that he is really innocent and was cast away for having "kissed his sweetheart in public". David struggles to decide whether or not to set this man free as various factors seem to be conflicting one other. Will David make the right decision? 

(8.) Eye of the Beholder 

Janet Tyler has just undergone her 11th treatment, a treatment rendered in hopes of ridding her of her "ugliness". Janet fears that this treatment will fail as all of the others had and is terrified of being cast away from the "beautiful" society in which she lives, as this will be the final attempt at reconstructing her "horrifying" face. 

(9.) The Monsters are Due on Maple Street  - "Maple Street, U.S.A. Late summer. A tree-lined little world of front porch gliders, barbecues, the laughter of children and the bell of an ice cream vendor. At the sound of the roar and the flash of light, it will be precisely 6:43 p.m. on Maple Street. This is Maple Street on a late Saturday afternoon. Maple Street – in the last calm and reflective moment – before the monsters came." ~ Rod Serling

Normally a peaceful street filled with children playing and adults conversing while doing chores, the street soon transforms into a chaotic one when the power has been cut and the neighbors begin to fear that this has been caused from something supernatural. Things grow even more chaotic when they start accusing one another of being a "Monster" from Outer space. As everything begins to unfold, it becomes more and more clear as to who the "Monsters" really are. 

(10.) It's a Good Life - "Tonight's story on The Twilight Zone is somewhat unique and calls for a different kind of introduction. This, as you may recognize, is a map of the United States, and there's a little town there called Peaksville. On a given morning not too long ago, the rest of the world disappeared and Peaksville was left all alone. Its inhabitants were never sure whether the world was destroyed and only Peaksville left untouched or whether the village had somehow been taken away. They were, on the other hand, sure of one thing: the cause. A monster had arrived in the village. Just by using his mind, he took away the automobiles, the electricity, the machines—because they displeased him—and he moved an entire community back into the dark ages—just by using his mind. Now I'd like to introduce you to some of the people in Peaksville, Ohio. This is Mr. Fremont. It's in his farmhouse that the monster resides. This is Mrs. Fremont. And this is Aunt Amy, who probably had more control over the monster in the beginning than almost anyone. But one day she forgot. She began to sing aloud. Now, the monster doesn't like singing, so his mind snapped at her, turned her into the smiling, vacant thing you're looking at now. She sings no more. And you'll note that the people in Peaksville, Ohio, have to smile. They have to think happy thoughts and say happy things because once displeased, the monster can wish them into a cornfield or change them into a grotesque, walking horror. This particular monster can read minds, you see. He knows every thought, he can feel every emotion. Oh yes, I did forget something, didn't I? I forgot to introduce you to the monster. This is the monster. His name is Anthony Fremont. He's six years old, with a cute little-boy face and blue, guileless eyes. But when those eyes look at you, you'd better start thinking happy thoughts, because the mind behind them is absolutely in charge. This is the Twilight Zone." ~ Rod Serling

This episode remains a favorite as it's villain is far from the expected. Although he may look like any normal six-year old boy, Anthony Fremont has powers beyond that of any human being. These powers of his rule an entire town and plague the adults with fear to think, say or do anything that Anthony should deem unacceptable. 

I hope you enjoyed this post and have been inspired to hold a "Twilight Zone" marathon with at least a few of these classics!

~ Erin <3 

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Glamorous Vintage Halloween Costumes

Along with the excuse to collect free candies and overindulge on our favorites whether they be Hershey's, Kit Kats or Tootsie Rolls, another large part of the fun is in dressing up. On this one day out of the year, we can be anything we want to be! I know my day will be spent watching Classic Hitchcock films and dressing up in something vintage. In this post, I will be sharing with you a list of 4 of my personal favorite costumes to spice up your Halloween a bit (with an ample dose of Old Hollywood Glamour, that is), beyond the usual generic costumes you find at Party City, that is. 

(1.) Holly Golightly - By far one of the post chic Halloween costumes on the list. After all, who can resist the opportunity to channel an imitation of the chic black gown channelled by Audrey Hepburn in the beloved classic "Breakfast at Tiffany's"? Along with a glittery tiara and a neck laced with diamonds and pearls, of course.

Shop The Look: 

Etsy: Pearl Statement Necklace with Brooch Audrey Style - $135.00

Amazon-Audrey Hepburn Black Dress from Breakfast at Tiffany's - $89.99

Easy- Leaf Rhinestone Tiara by ThreeGirlsTwoFlowers - $12.00

Amazon- GYBest Classic Adult Size 21" Long Party Bridal Dance Opera Length Satin Gloves - $7.99

... and for the makeup 


(2.) Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes as Lorelei Lee- It doesn't get any more glamorous than this. A satin pink dress, gloves, a bow and an endless dose of glittering white diamonds.

Shop the Look: 

e-Bay- Marilyn Monroe Pink Hollywood Fancy Dress 50's Costume- $42.09

AlieExpress- Luxury Wedding Jewelry - $43.90

Etsy-Marilyn Monroe Wig- $75.00

and for makeup...


(3.) Lucy Ricardo - I Love Lucy- "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" - This costume will always remain timeless and many will applaud this, especially as nearly everyone has seen or at least heard of this classic episode in which Lucy becomes intoxicated while filming a TV commercial advertising a product called "Vitameatavegamin". After all who doesn't want an excuse to emulate this beloved redhead for a day?

Shop the Look...

Etsy-Vitameatavegamin Houndstooth Peplum Dress and Hat - $249.00

Etsy-White Velvet Fascinator Crown with Birdcage Veil- $32.00

Etsy-I Love Lucy Wig- $45.99

And for the Makeup...

(4.) Flapper-With all of the glitz, the glam, the dancing, the jazz, who can resist channeling the glamorous garments donned by the flappers of the 20's era? 

Shop the Look... 

Amazon-Vijiv Women 1920s Gatsby Sequin Art Nouveau- $38.99-$41.99 

Easy-Black Rhinestone Flapper Headpiece- $60.00

Amazon-Lace Embroidered Fingerless Gloves- $4.99

And for the makeup...


I hope that you enjoyed this post and that if you were out of ideas for that perfect costume laced with Vintage Glam, that you've been able to find it! 

~ Erin <3